Fulham have attempted to get out of the relegation zone by buying their way out of trouble. They have brought in striker Kostas Mitroglou from massive fee of £ 11 million, while it has allowed Dimitar Berbatov to sign for Monaco. Scoring goals has been a major problem for Fulham this campaign. As a result, they find themselves in the relegation zone with less than half of the season remaining. Relegation will be catastrophic for the club, whose ownership recently changed hands. Berbatov has been one of the Premier league’s finest, but he has struggled to get goals this campaign.
In order to solve this crisis, they have signed Kostas Mitroglou from Olympiakos. Other players like John Heitinga and Lewis Holtby have also joined the club in this January transfer window. Mitroglou has revealed that he took the advice of Giorgos Karagounis in order to be convinced about a move to the London outfit. Karagounis only had a short spell at the club, but he quickly became one of the fan favourites with his attitude and performance on the pitch. The signing of Mitroglou has allowed the club to allow Berbatov to leave on a free transfer.
The former Manchester United and Tottenham striker scored just five goals in 18 appearances this campaign.
“I was really flattered that Fulham wanted me so badly. I’m happy to work with Rene Meulensteen. He explained to me how he works and I’m looking forward to working with him. I also spoke to Giorgos before I came here and he only told me only the best things about Fulham,” said Mitroglou after completing the move. The striker was hoping that he manages to continue the good run of form he has shown this season. The 25-year-old has 17 goals in 19 appearances for the Greek outfit.